I was going to wait until Monday to announce the winners of the Great AOOL Giveaway, but I won’t keep people waiting that long.
Firstly, the winner of the random giveaway (using the random integer generator at random.org [random.org sounds like a good name for a new blog by me…too bad it’s already taken]):
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2008-02-22 16:38:04 UTC
The ninth commenter just happened to be my older sister, Adell. Which means I have to give her a $15.00 gift card to wherever she chooses. Which makes me bitter because she didn’t even try to be clever, and I know she is a clever person in all actuality. And moreover, she was kind of bugging me with all the begging and pleading not to re-post “Mayberry.” But anyway, congratulations, sis. Let me know to which establishment you prefer your gift card.
And now, the moment we’ve all (well, maybe just me) been waiting for (okay, I’ve kind of been dreading it…this was hard!)…
The winner of the $25.00 gift card is…
Well, it would have been LettertoKayleen, because hers was really nice. But she didn’t follow all the rules, and other people kept commenting, and she got beat out. Sorry.
Other contenders were Holly Janeen (the poem! Whoo-hooo!), and Kathryn, because she was amusing. I also liked Supercoolmom’s reference to Emma by Jane Austen, which had been floating around in my mind ever since I deemed you all should try and make me laugh. Unfortunately, I can’t figure out how to check Holly Janeen’s blog to see if she followed rule #2, and Kathryn didn’t post about the giveaway either. So, oh well for you guys.
In the end, the comment that made me laugh the most was my mother’s–all three of hers. However, she made it clear she was not interested in any prizes, and I didn’t want to keep it all in the family anyway–too many people would accuse me of playing favourites. Therefore, the $25.00 gift card is being awarded to second-place, one Joel from Yates Forever.
Congratulations Joel! You can comment or email me at email@example.com. Let me know your gift card request, and your address, and I’ll get it sent.
Thanks to all who commented and “played” to win–I think I have an inkling of how Oprah feels when she does a giveaway and only the people in the audience win, not all her viewers at home…I would love to be a millionaire and give something cool to every single person who validates this blog (i.e. reads and comments). But that won’t happen until I sell my first book, I suppose. We’ll just have to do another giveaway soon!